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Adult respiratory distress syndrome associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

Authors
  • Van Bever, H P1
  • Van Doorn, J W
  • Demey, H E
  • 1 Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of pediatrics
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1992
Volume
151
Issue
3
Pages
227–228
Identifiers
PMID: 1601019
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 13-year-old boy is described who developed severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), biochemical pancreatitis and skin vasculitis after an acute respiratory infection due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The boy was mechanically ventilated for 17 days, but could be discharged in good clinical condition after 36 days of hospitalization. However, major disturbances of the lung function tests persisted, suggesting interstitial fibrosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of ARDS after M. pneumoniae infection in childhood.

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